• Associate of Inclusion Expert and Civica Education since 2017
  • Head of Inclusion since 2008
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead since 2009
  • Multi-agency Safeguarding Trainer since 2010
  • Worked in special needs units in 1994-2008
  • Experienced trainer at LA level and for the National level, including as
    • A multi-agency trainer for Surrey Safeguarding Children Board,
    • NQT Trainer in history and geography for LB of Hounslow
    • an advisory teacher for humanities for LB of Lewisham
    • writer of materials for the National Curriculum Council, English Heritage and the BBC
  • Managed change and led rapid school improvement- I played a key role in moving a school from in just over a year
  • History successful engagement and relationships with parents, including running Family Groups
  • Effective Designated teacher for LAC, working with a higher than average percentage of LAC within the school community
  • Successful multi-agency and partnership working, including development of Partnership groups and Multi-professional Team meetings
  • Established and led SENCO and DCPO network groups
  • Using CAF and TAF to support families, including as a CAF champion for Surrey County Council.
  • SEN and Inclusion leadership and teaching experience, both in mainstream and SNSU, including work with EAL, G&T and Travelers- identified as good by OFTSED
  • Led the development of Nurture Groups in 2 schools, member of Surrey Nurture Group Steering Group.
  • Used local and national data to develop evidence-based strategic action plans and evaluate their impact, so that progress is significantly above national in all areas at KS1 &2
  • Used detailed and regular tracking of classes, individuals and specific groups to target interventions and evaluate them
  • Wide teaching and leadership experience across EYFS, KS1 and KS2 and beyond
  • Subject leadership capability and experience in Safeguarding, SEN, Literacy, History, Geography, Assessment, SMSC, and RE at school level and for humanities at a national and LA level
  • Expertise in writing moderation at school and LA level, including as a KS2 English moderator for Hounslow and a KS2 English SATs marker and Senior Marker.
  • Effective staff recruitment, performance management and deployment, including involvement with capability procedures
  • Accurate judgments of lessons, with developmental feedback, have been validated by a range of agencies– OFSTED, HMI, and LA
  • Wide range of work with governors
  • Led successful Boys’ Writing Projects across 5 schools.
  • As a volunteer, devised the curriculum for and taught Saturday classes, for 15 years, for a GCSE in Religious Studies in which 100% of students achieved A*-C grades
  • Experience working with voluntary groups, including as Safeguarding Consultant to Liberal Judaism and LJY-Netzer

QUALIFICATIONS

2016

CEOP Ambassador

2011-2012
NPQH (NCSL)

2010
Training the Trainers (Surrey Safeguarding Children Board)

2009-2010
Pathways to Leadership (National College for Leadership of School and Children’s Services)

2007
Post Graduate Diploma: Professional Studies in Education: Management of the Education of Pupils with Behaviour, Emotional and Social Difficulties (BESD) (awarded with Distinction) (Kingston University)

1998
Post graduate diploma in Primary Education (University of Reading)

1986-1987
PGCE (Primary) (University of Leicester)

1983-1986
BA (Hons.) II (i) in History (University of Leeds)

1982
‘A’ Levels: History, Religious Studies, Classical Civilisations

1979-1980
11 ‘O’ levels, including Maths and English